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yardstick
n
yardstick
diba'aatigwaan ni a yardstick, a measuring stick for timber

yarn
n
yarn
miskogaadeyaab ni yarn

ball of twine or yarn
bikoojaan ni a ball of twine or yarn

yawn
vi
yawn
naanibaayawe vai s/he yawns

year
n
year
biboon adv num a year; a winter

daso-biboon adv num

gikinoonowin adv tmp a year

daso-gikinoonowin adv tmp

year passes
biboonagad vii it is a winter, it (a year) passes

daso-biboonagad vii

certain number of years
daso-biboon adv num a certain number of years; so many years; a certain number of winters; so many winters

daso-biboonagad vii it is a certain number of years; it is so many years

daso-gikinoonowin adv tmp a certain number of years; so many years

so many years
daso-biboon adv num a certain number of years; so many years; a certain number of winters; so many winters

daso-biboonagad vii it is a certain number of years; it is so many years

daso-gikinoonowin adv tmp a certain number of years; so many years

one year
ningo-biboon adv num one year

See also: ingo-biboon adv num

ingo-biboon adv num one year; one winter

See also: ningo-biboon adv num

ningo-gikinoonowin adv num one year

See also: ingo-gikinoonowin adv num

ingo-gikinoonowin adv num one year

See also: ningo-gikinoonowin adv num

ningo-biboonagad vii it is one year

See also: ingo-biboonagad vii

ingo-biboonagad vii it is one year

See also: ningo-biboonagad vii

ningo-biboonagizi vai s/he is one year old

Paired with: ningo-biboonagad vii See also: ingo-biboonagizi vai

ingo-biboonagizi vai s/he is one year old

See also: ningo-biboonagizi vai

two years
niizho-biboon adv num two years; two winters

niizho-biboonagad vii it is two years

Paired with: niizho-biboonagizi vai

niizho-gikinoonowin adv num two years

three years
niso-biboon adv num three years; three winters

niso-biboonagad vii it is three years

niso-gikinoonowin adv num three years

four years
niiwo-biboon adv num four years; four winters

See also: niiyo-biboon adv num

niiwo-biboonagad vii it is four years

Paired with: niiwo-biboonagizi vai See also: niiyo-biboonagad vii

niiyo-biboon adv num four years; four winters

See also: niiwo-biboon adv num

niiyo-biboonagad vii it is four years

Paired with: niiyo-biboonagizi vai See also: niiwo-biboonagad vii

niiyo-gikinoonowin adv num four years

five years
naano-biboon adv num five years; five winters

naano-biboonagad vii it is five years

naano-gikinoonowin adv num five years

niiyo-gikinoonowin adv num four years

six years
ingodwaaso-biboon adv num six years; six winters

See also: ningodwaaso-biboon adv num

ningodwaaso-biboon adv num six years; six winters

ingodwaaso-biboonagad vii it is six years

ingodwaaso-gikinoonowin adv num six years

See also: ningodwaaso-gikinoonowin adv num

seven years
niizhwaaso-biboon adv num seven years; seven winters

niizhwaaso-biboonagad vii it is seven years

Paired with: niizhwaaso-biboonagizi vai

niizhwaaso-gikinoonowin adv num seven years

eight years
nishwaaso-biboon adv num eight years; eight winters

See also: ishwaaso-biboon adv num

ishwaaso-biboon adv num eight years; eight winters

See also: nishwaaso-biboon adv num

nishwaaso-biboonagad vii it is eight years

Paired with: nishwaaso-biboonagizi vai See also: ishwaaso-biboonagad vii

ishwaaso-biboonagad vii it is eight years

Paired with: ishwaaso-biboonagizi vai See also: nishwaaso-biboonagad vii

ishwaaso-gikinoonowin adv num eight years

See also: nishwaaso-gikinoonowin adv num

nine years
zhaangaso-biboon adv num nine years; nine winters

zhaangaso-biboonagad vii it is nine years

Paired with: zhaangaso-biboonagizi vai

zhaangaso-gikinoonowin adv num nine years

ten years
midaaso-biboon adv num ten years; ten winters

midaaso-biboonagad vii it is ten years

midaaso-gikinoonowin adv num ten years

yellow
adj
The root /ozaaw-/ is the initial element in words for colors ranging from yellow to brown.
yellow
ozaawi- pv lex brown; yellow

ozaawaa vii it is yellow, is brown

Paired with: ozaawizi vai

ozaawizi vai s/he is yellow, is brown

Paired with: ozaawaa vii

yellow (globular)
ozaawiminagad vii it is yellow or brown (globular)

See also: ozaawiminagizi vai

ozaawiminagizi vai s/he is yellow or brown (globular)

yellow (liquid)
ozaawaagamin vii it (a liquid) is yellow, is brown

yellow (mineral)
ozaawaabikad vii it is (of) brass; it is yellow, is brown (as something mineral)

Paired with: ozaawaabikizi vai

ozaawaabikizi vai s/he is (of) brass; s/he is yellow, is brown (as something mineral)

Paired with: ozaawaabikad vii

yellow (sheet-like)
ozaawegad vii it is yellow, is brown (as something sheet-like)

Paired with: ozaawegizi vai

ozaawegizi vai s/he is yellow, is brown (as something sheet-like)

Paired with: ozaawegad vii

yellow (stick-like)
ozaawaakwad vii it is yellow, is brown (as something stick- or wood-like)

Paired with: ozaawaakozi vai

ozaawaakozi vai s/he is yellow, is brown (as something stick- or wood-like)

Paired with: ozaawaakwad vii

yellow (string-like)
ozaawaabiigad vii it is yellow, is brown (as something string-like)

Paired with: ozaawaabiigizi vai

ozaawaabiigizi vai s/he is yellow, is brown (as something string-like)

Paired with: ozaawaabiigad vii

appear yellow
ozaawinaagozi vai s/he looks yellow, appears yellow; s/he looks brown, appears brown

Paired with: ozaawinaagwad vii

ozaawinaagwad vii it looks yellow, appears yellow; it looks brown, appears brown

Paired with: ozaawinaagozi vai

color yellow
ozaawaanzan vti color it yellow, color it brown

Paired with: ozaawaanz vta

ozaawaanz vta color h/ yellow, color h/ brown

Paired with: ozaawaanzan vti

ozaawaande vii it is colored yellow, is colored brown

Paired with: ozaawaanzo vai

ozaawaanzo vai s/he is colored yellow, is colored brown

Paired with: ozaawaande vii

look yellow
ozaawinaagozi vai s/he looks yellow, appears yellow; s/he looks brown, appears brown

Paired with: ozaawinaagwad vii

ozaawinaagwad vii it looks yellow, appears yellow; it looks brown, appears brown

Paired with: ozaawinaagozi vai

yellow-breasted
ozaawaakigane vai s/he has a yellow or brown chest, is yellow-breasted

See also: bagaki-ozaawaakigane vai

bagaki-ozaawaakigane vai s/he has a bright yellow chest, is yellow-breasted

yellow feather
ozaawigwan na a brown feather; a yellow feather

See also: ozaawi-miigwan na

ozaawigwane vai s/he (a bird) has brown or yellow feathers

bagaki-ozaawigwan na a yellow feather

bagaki-ozaawigwane vai [BL] s/he (a bird) has yellow feathers

wear yellow
ozaawi'o vai s/he wears yellow, wears brown

ozaawikonaye vai s/he wears yellow, wears brown

yellow bark
ozaawanagekozi vai s/he (a tree) has yellow or brown bark

yellow leaves
ozaawibagaa vii there are yellow leaves, brown leaves

yellow birch
n
yellow birch
wiinizik na a yellow birch

[
yellow birch
Betula alleghaniensis
]

yellow-breasted
adj
yellow-breasted
ozaawaakigane vai s/he has a yellow or brown chest, is yellow-breasted

See also: bagaki-ozaawaakigane vai

bagaki-ozaawaakigane vai s/he has a bright yellow chest, is yellow-breasted

yes
adv
yes
en' pc disc yes

enyan' pc disc yes

eya' pc disc yes

yes-no question
ina pc disc [yes-no question word]

See also: na pc disc

na pc disc [yes-no question word]

See also: ina pc disc

yesterday
adv
day before yesterday
awasonaago adv tmp day before yesterday

yesterday
bijiinaago adv tmp yesterday

yet
adv
yet
mashi adv tmp yet

geyaabi adv tmp still, yet

See also: gaawiin geyaabi adv tmp ; giiyaabi adv tmp [RL]

giiyaabi adv tmp [RL] still, yet

See also: geyaabi adv tmp

don't yet
gego mashi adv tmp don't ... yet

not yet
gaawiin mashi adv tmp not yet

See also: gaa mashi adv tmp

gaa mashi adv tmp not yet

See also: gaawiin mashi adv tmp